Biodegradable Glitter For Festivals

Festivals are an amazing place to really experiment and go crazy with your look. Covering yourself in glitter is a great way to do this, but make sure to use biodegradable glitter. These are our favourite biodegradable glitter brands for festivals.

Over 60 British Festivals have now banned plastic glitter in an effort to curb plastic waste. Traditional glitter used in the beauty industry is made of tiny particles of plastic. And given that when we remove it from our faces and bodies it either gets washed down the sink or put in the bin stuck to a wet wipe, it’s polluting our land as well as our waterways.

But there’s good news Sparkle fans! Biodegradable glitter is available and just as fabulous as it’s plastic predecessor. Plus, if being vegan and cruelty free is important to you, they tick those boxes too. Many are made from plant based cellulose, making bio glitters softer and kinder to your skin than those nasty flecks of plastic.

How To Apply Glitter to Your Face and Body

Mix it with a little organic aloe vera gel and paint on with a brush or your fingers. Try Eco Glitter Fun’s mini, recyclable pots of gel. You can also apply the gel to your skin first in your desired design, then pat the glitter on top.

How To Remove Glitter

Pop yourself in the shower and simply wash off with your usual shower gel or shower bar. If you don’t have access to a shower, apply a generous amount of coconut oil and remove with a damp cotton cloth.

Biodegradable Glitter For Festivals

Eco Glitter Fun

Made from biodegradable cellulose film there are lots of individual colours to choose from. They also offer handy pre made kits which include glitter, organic aloe vera gel, a bamboo brush and a handy linen bag. Everything comes in plastic free packaging, including their organic aloe vera gel for applying.


Manchester based Make Up Or Break Up stock Bio-Glitter, made from plant cellulose. Its mostly sourced from sustainably grown Eucalyptus trees, and it composts on contact with soil or water. Therefore making it perfect for using at outdoor festivals.

Eco Stardust

We love that Eco Stardust offer all of their glitters in either recyclable tins or biodegradable grip seal bags. They are the ideal size for stashing in your backpack with your festival gear. Eco Stardust also offer a Bio Glitter Amnesty, because lets face it, sometimes that pot of glitter doesn’t see more than one outing. Why not send your glitter (bio or plastic) to Eco Stardust and they will see it turned into upcycled, glitter resin jewellery.

Wild Glitter

Wild Glitter have worked hard to bring you excellent bio glitter in excellent bio packaging. Their tins are recyclable, as is the packaging that it arrives in. The glitter comes in three different grades so you can find the perfect texture to complete your look.


As well as the chunkier, hexagon varieties of glitter, Glitterlution also stock pretty fine milled glitter powders. They specialise in the festival and performance worlds so you know you are buying a very professional product. In a bid to reduce their packaging, they also offer refillable bags that can top up your pots when you’re all glitter-ed out.

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